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Phil V.

MIT graduate available to teach Chemistry, Math, and Test Prep

Cincinnati, OH (45221)

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Test Preparation:
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Math:
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ACT English

I have a great deal of experience both with the ACT material itself and teaching this material to high school students preparing for college. The main thing to be gained from test prep tutoring is a plan of attack specific to the test. I present strategies for the ACT to my students and to personalize the methods to their needs. We will discuss grammar and stylistic concepts that are commonly tested on the English section.

As a note, effective test prep takes time, so I recommend starting early. I warn my prospective students that the gains to be made with just a week or two of preparation will be very limited.

ACT Math

I have a great deal of experience both with the ACT material itself and teaching this material to high school students preparing for college. The main thing to be gained from test prep tutoring is a plan of attack specific to the test. I present strategies for the ACT to my students and to personalize the methods to their needs. We can also review the concepts tested, including arithmetic and number properties, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and reasoning.

As a note, effective test prep takes time, so I recommend starting early. I warn my prospective students that the gains to be made with just a week or two of preparation will be very limited.

ACT Reading

I have a great deal of experience both with the ACT material itself and teaching this material to high school students preparing for college. The main thing to be gained from test prep tutoring is a plan of attack specific to the test. I present strategies for the ACT to my students and to personalize the methods to their needs. We will address options for reading strategies as well as approaches to different types of questions.

As a note, effective test prep takes time, so I recommend starting early. I warn my prospective students that the gains to be made with just a week or two of preparation will be very limited.

ACT Science

I have a great deal of experience both with the ACT material itself and teaching this material to high school students preparing for college. The main thing to be gained from test prep tutoring is a plan of attack specific to the test. I present strategies for the ACT to my students and to personalize the methods to their needs. Focus in this section will be on data analysis and reading figures.

As a note, effective test prep takes time, so I recommend starting early. I warn my prospective students that the gains to be made with just a week or two of preparation will be very limited.

Algebra 1

The bulk of my experience teaching algebra 1 material comes from working with students in other classes. I often have to review these skills with students for their higher level math classes or science classes, which to me highlights the importance of learning the material well early on since it will definitely come up again in the future.

As such, I do my best to reinforce the concepts with practice and solid, clear explanations to build a strong foundation.

Algebra 2

The first student I worked with in algebra 2 was myself. I took a 3-week, self-paced algebra 2 course over a summer in high school, during which I was essentially handed a textbook and told, "Here, learn this."

Based on my results, I feel perfectly qualified to say I'm a very effective teacher in this subject. Since then, I have worked successfully with several other students on the subject.

Chemistry

Chemistry was my major in college and is my most frequently tutored subject. I have taught students of all abilities in high school, honors, AP, and college level courses. My strong understanding of the material at its core and experience teaching it allow me to tie together concepts in ways that resonate with my students.

Geometry

Geometry was my favorite math class in high school and also the math I've taught the most. With so many theorems and postulates to keep track of, people often have trouble with this class. While some memorization is required, I do my best to make the concepts relatable and, for interested students, trace them back to their roots.

Organic Chemistry

In addition to tutoring several students in organic chemistry, I served as a graduate student instructor for the organic chemistry series at University of California, Berkeley.

Precalculus

Precalculus classes tend to vary widely, so it's important to have a tutor prepared to address the breadth of material that may be covered in your class. I've worked with several students in this subject and am ready to help with any questions you have.

PSAT

I have a great deal of experience both with the PSAT material itself and teaching this material to high school students preparing for college. The main thing to be gained from test prep tutoring is a plan of attack specific to the test. I present strategies for the PSAT to my students and to personalize the methods to their needs. I also have experience teaching the content from all three sections of the test and can help you review any necessary concepts.

As a note, effective test prep takes time, so I recommend starting early. I warn my prospective students that the gains to be made with just a week or two of preparation will be very limited.

SAT Math

I have a great deal of experience both with the SAT material itself and teaching this material to high school students preparing for college. The main thing to be gained from test prep tutoring is a plan of attack specific to the test. I present strategies for the SAT to my students and to personalize the methods to their needs. I am also very well versed in the arithmetic, algebra, geometry and reasoning tested by the SAT and can review this with students as needed.

As a note, effective test prep takes time, so I recommend starting early. I warn my prospective students that the gains to be made with just a week or two of preparation will be very limited.

SAT Reading

I have a great deal of experience both with the SAT material itself and teaching this material to high school students preparing for college. The main thing to be gained from test prep tutoring is a plan of attack specific to the test. I present strategies for the SAT to my students and to personalize the methods to their needs. We will address separate strategies for the reading comprehension and sentence completion portions of the critical reading section.

As a note, effective test prep takes time, so I recommend starting early. I warn my prospective students that the gains to be made with just a week or two of preparation will be very limited.

SAT Writing

I have a great deal of experience both with the SAT material itself and teaching this material to high school students preparing for college. The main thing to be gained from test prep tutoring is a plan of attack specific to the test. I present strategies for the SAT to my students and to personalize the methods to their needs. We will address both test-specific strategies for an SAT essay as well as grammar and stylistic skills needed for the multiple choice portion.

As a note, effective test prep takes time, so I recommend starting early. I warn my prospective students that the gains to be made with just a week or two of preparation will be very limited.

Trigonometry

I have worked with several students in trigonometry with great success. My main approach to trigonometry is to build up a foundation of important facts like the unit circle and then hone in on strategies in problem solving. Practice will be key in developing these skills, so I try to prepare my students to use their homework time effectively.

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